17 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

17 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

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17 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Bristol
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Mumbai


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2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then explore the activities along River Ness, and then explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Inverness is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Inverness due to the time zone difference. In May, Inverness is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urquhart Castle, Cawdor Castle, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, then go for a walk through Fairy Glen, and finally make a trip to Kilvaxter Souterrain. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, explore the striking landscape at Neist Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at RHA Waterfall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye journey planning app .

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

3
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Steall Waterfall and Commando Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and McCaig's Tower (in Oban). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, and admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Fort William trip planner .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Commando Monument, McCaig's Tower, Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle
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Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Princes Street Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, and then view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and finally take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral, admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bristol vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Bristol takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bath, Wells Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corfe Castle and Wight Karting. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Osborne House (in East Cowes), Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portsmouth day trip planner.

Getting from Bristol to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wight Karting, Weymouth Beach, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Osborne House, Monkey World
Highlights from your plan
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Wight Karting ©
Wight Karting

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